Room Sizes in Larger Homes

Posted by Louis Wery on Thursday, October 10th, 2013 at 3:36pm.


Single-Family home builders shared results of a June 2013 survey about how room sizes compare in homes measuring 3,000 square feet or more.

That set me thinking about larger residences in Sarasota & Her islands.

I recently held an open house at a 7,452-square-foot residence in Country Club Shores on Longboat Key where the Master Bedroom measured 441 square feet or about 6 percent of the finished floor space. The National Home Builders Association (NAHB) special study of space allocations in new homes (released October 1, 2013) gives a way to see how finished floor space is distributed in homes these days.

Let's look at Master Bedroom as an example. Interestingly, the Master Bedroom is the only completely separate type of room present in single-family homes. Often other room types are shared with another space, such as a living room-dining room combination.

Looking at Master Bedrooms gives a good idea of space allocation. Even in homes measuring less than 2,000 square feet, the Master Bedroom receives a significant portion of space — about 14.2 percent — as compared to the total area. For larger new homes (3,000 square feet), the Master Bedroom averages about 411 square feet or 10.9 percent of the residence. 

As with my open house, in mansion-sized homes, the Master Bedroom stays within the large home perameter of about 400+ square feet while the additional spaces in the home go to other luxury uses such as theater lounges and fitness centers.

To read the full report about Spaces in New Homes, click here for the PDF.

Here are some single-family residences with more than 8,000 square feet under air currently on the market in Sarasota County:

 

1 – 6 of 12 Listings
Price, High to Low

6 Bed • 8 Bath • 19,300 Sf • 1 Acres

$26,500,000

845 Longboat Club Rd, Longboat Key

A Stunning Ode To The Majesty Of Renaissance Venice, Serenissima “the Most Serene” Is One Of The Finest Homes Ever Built In Florida. Incomparable I...

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6 Bed • 8 Bath • 12,095 Sf • 1 Acres

$18,000,000

825 Longboat Club Rd, Longboat Key

The Enchanting Villa Del Sogno Estate Stands Behind The Gates Of The Longboat Key Club In A Separately Gated Enclave Of Eight Privately Gated Beach...

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5 Bed • 8 Bath • 10,125 Sf • 2 Acres

$14,500,000

1160 N Casey Key Rd, Osprey

Welcome To Eventide. This Gated, Impeccably Designed Estate, Privately Positioned On The Treasured N. End Of Casey Key, Sweeps From A Sandy Walking...

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7 Bed • 8 Bath • 10,624 Sf • 4 Acres

$13,900,000

8218 Sanderling Rd, Sarasota

Welcome To Unparalleled Tropical Splendor In The Prestigious Sanderling Club, The Only Gated Single-family Home Community On Gorgeous Siesta Key. S...

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5 Bed • 8 Bath • 8,842 Sf • 1 Acres

$9,975,000

1333 Westway Dr, Sarasota

This Fabulous Gated Estate On One Of The Most Sought-after Streets In Sarasota, Westway Drive, Is An Elegant And Open 5-bedroom Residence Offering ...

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8 Bed • 17 Bath • 19,114 Sf • 102 Acres

$9,450,000

600 N Jackson Rd, Venice

Welcome To Villa De Vita, A Stunning 100 Acre Premier Equestrian Tuscan Style Estate Perfect For Those Who Value Both The Pastoral Landscape And Lo...

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